Pitchers Are Creatures of Habit. A Season of Chaos Is Testing Them.

Of all the elements that make baseball distinctive, nothing compares to pitching. In what other team sport does the most influential player spend most of the schedule resting? Training for the treacherous job of throwing overhand repeatedly, at high speeds, requires careful calibration and strict routines. And then there is 2020, when quarantined pitchers are […]

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Corey Seager sustains injury in Dodgers’ victory over Giants

Corey Seager was healthy. That’s it. That was the secret behind his success early in this unprecedented season. Behind all those squared balls off his bat. Behind his improved mobility at shortstop. Sure, he was stronger, but he returned to his peak — maybe even established a new one — because, above all, he was […]

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Hernández: Target of Tyler Skaggs’ indictment is Eric Kay, but ‘others’ are most troubling

The word hangs in the air like a curveball that doesn’t break — “others.” That particular six-letter combination appeared seven times in an affidavit in support of a criminal complaint filed against Eric Kay, the former Angels communications director, charged Friday with fentanyl distribution in connection with the overdose death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs. The […]

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Trump threatens executive action if no stimulus is passed

CNN’s Jim Acosta reports that President Donald Trump is threatening executive action to extend unemployment benefits, cut payroll taxes and forgive student debt if the congress cannot pass a stimulus package intended to bolster the economy and help struggling Americans pay their bills. #Trump #CNN #News

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Georgia Businessman Charged With Hoarding Face Masks and Price Gouging

A Georgia businessman has been charged with hoarding 200,000 face masks that he bought from a foreign country and selling them for twice as much as he paid on his baby clothing website, according to the Department of Justice. The man, Milton Ayimadu, 22, allegedly bought the masks from an unnamed foreign country for $2.50 […]

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Joe Arpaio loses sheriff’s race in 2nd failed comeback bid

Joe Arpaio on Friday was narrowly defeated in his bid to win back the sheriff’s post in metro Phoenix that he held for 24 years before being voted out in 2016 amid voter frustrations over his taxpayer-funded legal bills, his penchant for self-promotion and a defiant streak that led to his now-pardoned criminal conviction. Arpaio […]

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Russia claims it will win race in finding coronavirus vaccine, scientists say not so fast

Russia has announced that mass vaccinations are planned for early October, which would make it the first country to approve and distribute a coronavirus vaccine, but scientists are warning against the move. The head of Russia’s Direct Investment Fund, Kirill Dmitriev, who sponsored the Gamaleya Research Institute’s development of a vaccine, says that a vaccination may be […]

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UK pledges to crack down on ‘appalling’ wave of illegal immigration across English Channel

The U.K. government is promising to crack down on an “appalling” fresh wave of illegal immigration that has seen hundreds of migrants crossing the English Channel in small boats — and the government is calling on France to do more to stop the crossings. “The number of illegal small boat crossings is appalling and unacceptably […]

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Pelosi says Democrats willing to compromise at $2T for coronavirus bill, rejected by Trump admin

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday that Democrats were willing to compromise at $2 trillion for the fourth coronavirus stimulus package, but that the Trump administration rejected their offer. Pelosi, D-Calif., said Friday that Democrats have been “mightily trying to find common ground.” KUDLOW BELIEVES TRUMP WILL USE EXECUTIVE ACTION FOR CORONAVIRUS RELIEF “We’ll take […]

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Autopsies determine 2 Tulsa children accidentally drowned

The Oklahoma medical examiner’s office has ruled that two Tulsa children whose bodies were found in waterways in May accidentally drowned By The Associated Press August 7, 2020, 6:04 PM 1 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article TULSA, Okla. — Two Tulsa children whose bodies were found in waterways in May accidentally […]

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Federal appeals court rules House Dems have legal ‘standing’ to enforce subpoena for former WH counsel Don McGahn

A federal appeals court ruled Friday that House Democrats have legal “standing” to bring their lawsuit against the Trump administration to enforce a subpoena for former White House Counsel Don McGahn. The decision comes as a setback for President Trump and the White House’s claims of executive privilege over communications with McGahn during his tenure. […]

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Trump administration sanctions Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam for carrying out Beijing’s ‘policies of suppression’

The Trump administration on Friday announced that it is sanctioning Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam as part of a wave of sanctions on Hong Kong officials over the Chinese government’s ‘policies of suppression” in the former British territory. “The Chinese Communist Party has made clear that Hong Kong will never again enjoy the high degree […]

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Pregnant Zonnique Pullins Reveals Why She’s ‘Terrified’ To Give Birth & How She’s Prepping

Zonnique Pullins is taking in all the newness of her first pregnancy! In an exclusive interview, she reveals that childbirth has always been a fear of hers. Learn how she’s prepping for baby with boyfriend Bandhunta Izzy! Zonnique Pullins is basking in baby bliss after announcing her first pregnancy on August 4! The Mix host and […]

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Kylie Jenner, Jennifer Lopez & More Best Dressed Celebrities Of The Week – Quarantine Edition

Another week in quarantine has passed us by but that didn’t stop some of our fave stars from looking fabulous & we rounded up all the best dressed celebrities of the week! It’s hard to believe that we’ve been in quarantine for five months and summer is already over, but the celeb set isn’t letting […]

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Will we get a different Baker Mayfield in 2020? | Fantasy Focus Live

After a disappointing year that saw him finish as QB20 (behind Gardner Minshew II, Philip Rivers, and Ryan Fitzpatrick), will Baker Mayfield bounce back this season? Matthew Berry, Field Yates, and Stephania Bell discuss the Browns and Steelers in today’s Double Trouble season preview. ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe […]

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New York teachers’ unions demand ‘immediate closure’ of schools over a single coronavirus case

New York teachers’ unions this week said that just one positive case of COVID-19 in a school should prompt an “immediate closure” for 14 days, as the groups roll out their proposals for the fall 2020 semester amid the coronavirus pandemic. The New York State United Teachers and the United Federation of Teachers this week urged the state […]

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Abolish the Police? Those Who Survived the Chaos in Seattle Aren’t So Sure

SEATTLE — Faizel Khan was being told by the news media and his own mayor that the protests in his hometown were peaceful, with “a block party atmosphere.” But that was not what he saw through the windows of his Seattle coffee shop. He saw encampments overtaking the sidewalks. He saw roving bands of masked […]

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Tom Schwartz Reveals Why He’s ‘Optimistic’ About ‘Vanderpump Rules’s Future After Cast Firings

Tom Schwartz confessed that he still hasn’t ‘processed’ the firings of his close friends Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni from ‘Vanderpump Rules.’ Nonetheless, the Bravo star revealed why he’s staying positive. Although the cast of Vanderpump Rules just lost much of its main players, Tom Schwartz is still excited for Season 9. […]

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Machine Gun Kelly & Megan Fox Are Are ‘Glued To Each Other’ & ‘Very Passionate’, Says Randall Emmett

Producer/director Randall Emmett is gushing over the intense passion that his film’s stars Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly have for each other. He says their chemistry is ‘second to none.’ Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly have movie producer Randall Emmett to thank for playing accidental cupid in their red hot romance. He cast […]

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July US jobs report is expected to point to hiring slowdown

Economists have forecast that U.S. employers added 1.6 million jobs in July By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer August 7, 2020, 4:07 AM 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article WASHINGTON — Just how severely has the resurgence of the coronavirus pummeled the U.S. economy? The jobs report for July being released […]

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